January 2009
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Brett Dennen at Warehouse Live

Last Thursday was another night spent at Warehouse Live. This night, however, began with an unfamiliar and unpredicted moment of line-waiting. Not to mention, I had just used the last minute or two bragging to friends and telling them not to worry because Warehouse never has a line. I hate lines. […]

“Kim and Jessie” by M83

M83 is the French electronic group that will be supporting The Killers at the Verizon Wireless Theatre here in Houston on Monday, February 2, 2009.   I saw them perform this song last night on Connan O’Brian.  I LOVED it and now I am IN LOVE with this band. Little did I know that, after deciding last night […]

“Dark End of the Street” by Cat Power

2008’s Jukebox was a collection of covers by Cat Power (a.k.a Chan Marshall). Dark End of the Street is a follow-up EP of the Jukebox overflows. It’s a 2008 release as well, but it came out in December. Have a listen to the reinterpreted title track while you view a photo slideshow […]

“Used to Be” by Beach House

This 7″ single off of the album, Devotion, was released back in October. Pitchfork, the indie publication and media website, has been covering this group since their birth and has provided us with their latest video, “Used to Be.” The duo hailing from Maryland is due to perform at SXSW following an appearance […]

“Jai Ho” by A.R. Rahman

In light of my plans to see the movie Slumdog Millionaire tomorrow, I thought I would post the theme “Jai Ho” by composer, A.R. Rahman, who produced the score for the movie. This movie cleaned up at the Golden Globe Awards winning four nominations. The repeated ‘jia-ho’ break-down, which preludes the lyrics in […]

“Little Toy Gun” by HoneyHoney

Suzanne Santo and Ben Jaffe make up the pop duo HoneyHoney. Their debut record entitled First Rodeo came out November 4, 2008. Four of the songs are from the EP Loose Boots and seven of them are new original songs. This video was directed by Kiefer Sutherland who also makes an appearance.

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“Pictures” by Madi Diaz

It’s not too early to start your preparation for South By Southwest folks. Rumors emerge everyday of new artists suspected to be in attendance. You can find this one under video links in the official SXSW website. Madi Diaz recorded her first solo album, Skin and Bone, in 2007 and now has […]

Magnetic Concert Review

I worked for 13 ½ hours on Saturday. Around 11:30pm I pleaded with one of my managers to set me free. I explained that I had been at work all day, but more importantly that I had a concert to get to. A friend of mine was playing at a place called […]

Jen’s Cover of “A Dream” by Priscilla Ahn

Hello all. I hope this Friday evening has you eagerly anticipating whatever weekend antics might come your way. For some reason, today I simply feel like doing whatever I can with whatever I have at my disposal to somehow make this weekend superior to other ordinary weekends. To start I thought I […]

“Pony (It’s Ok)” by Erin McCarley

Jim Fusilli of the Wall Street Journal has compared this native Texan to Fiona Apple and Feist. Erin McCarley’s debut album, Love, Save the Empty, was released on Tuesday. Tracks from this album have been featured on episodes of several drama series, including One Tree Hill. As I have mentioned before, One […]